Zebra Wood, also called Zebrano(scientific name: Microberliniabrazzavillensis), has a heartwood of light brown to cream color with dark black-brown streaks, which resemble a zebra’s stripes. Its texture is coarse and open pores,and grain is generally wavy or interlocked.

Quarter cut/sawnlumber has mostly uniform stripes. Flat cut/sawnlumber has wavy stripes.

Zebra Wood is commonly found in west Africa. It is rated durable and resistant to insect attack.

Janka Hardness :

8,160 N(1,830 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :

805 kg/m3(50 lbs/ft3)

Workability :

It is good for sawing but very difficult to plane or surface because of an interlocking grain. Tear-out is also common. It is good with glues and finishes well. Pore filter may be required to resolve large open pores on light and dark surfaces.